New York City
Chopper (Young City), Babs, E. Ness, Freddy P, Dylan Dilinjah and Sara Stokes
“Bad Boy This Bad Boy That”
Too Hot For TV
No. 50 (Billboard Hot 100)
Why It Was Hot:
Let's admit it, Diddy knows how to put together a group, be the driving force behind a hot beat and has an eye for talent. Keeping it together, not so much, but this song from the crew the Bad Boy chief put together for Making The Band 2
was an undeniable hit.
Where The Group Went:
At the closing of the show's third season, Diddy decided to drop all but Ness, Babs and Chopper from the group, then sent Chopper on to a solo career on Bad Boy South and packaged Ness and Babs as a duo. Eventually Chopper and Babs would leave the label, and the whole crew would be remembered mostly for the Chapelle's Show
skit that parodied Diddy's show.
Da Band has been no more for some time now. Chopper has had an up-and-down career; he continued releasing singles after leaving Bad Boy South in 2005, dropped a series of mixtapes and started his own label, but was arrested multiple times
and shot in Michigan
in January 2012. The rest have gone on to solo careers with varying degrees of success: Sara Stokes wound up being arrested for stabbing her husband in 2009, then her husband was arrested two years
later for allegedly beating her up during an argument; Babs runs a battle rap organization; Dylan, Freddy and Ness are still making music and touring as solo artists.
You Can Find Them Here: Chopper
| E. Ness
| Freddy P
| Dylan Dilinjah
| Sara Stokes